By Sam Morse-Brown.
A long-running Star Wars project I started in 2018 back when I was starting out with blender, so it's nice to see how far I've come in 2 years after revisiting it!
The planet texture is entirely procedural using only noise textures. The clouds use a custom version of Nasa's 40k Blue Marble Project. The final render took just under 12 hours, with 1024 samples.